Ophthalmic Medical Technology

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We will be accepting applications for the fall 2015 cohort January 20 - April 17, 2015.

Visit the Admissions page for information on Prerequisites and Applications requirements and documents.

Information Sessions

For more information, attend an information session.

Located at the PCC Cascade Campus, our Ophthalmic Medical Technology program is the only associate's degree program of its kind in the western United States, and it is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Ophthalmic Medical Programs. Our program opens local, national and international opportunities and it boasts a 95% placement rate for students within three months of graduation.

Our program offers an Associate of Applied Science in Ophthalmic Medical Technology. Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to test for national certification as an ophthalmic technician. Becoming a certified ophthalmic technician (COT) gives you a competitive edge in a field where employers are actively seeking credentialed candidates. For the third consecutive year, 100% of students in the Ophthalmic Medical Technology program at the Cascade Campus passed their national certification exam

OMT students

Internships at medical practices, available in more than 40 offices in the Portland area and Southwest Washington, allow you to get practical experience. Internships are available at HMOs, large and small private practices and public institutions.

Degrees and Certificates

In this program you can earn the following:

  • Associate of Applied Science Degree

See the Catalog for information regarding program requirements.

What's Next?

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  1. See Program Admission for details on applying to the OMT program.

Course of Study


Employment Prospects

What graduates are saying...

“The program’s done a lot for me. It allows you to help people. It’s allowed me to buy my first home, travel the world … and there are opportunities around every corner.”

Amy Ranes (2000)